University of Helsinki is operating tuition free education and it’s a great place to study! The university has four campuses with nearly 36000 students. The total enrollment of international students is presently about 3000. Students life is diverse and the services offered to students are internationally of high standard.
The city of Helsinki is quite an expensive place to live, however, student must budget for enough financial means to cover the cost of accommodation, personal expenses transportation, meals etc. Generally, the cost of living in Finland as a whole is estimated at 500 euros every month, depending on ones spending habits. Rent in the student dormitory is about 400 euros a month. Launch at the unicafe student cafeterias costs between 2.30 and 4.30 euros for undergraduate students and 4.25 and 6.20 for postgraduate students.
Undergraduate application procedure
All admission applications are done through the university admissions Finland’s my UAF service. This service is free, all you need do is create an account with them and start your admission application. Click the link below to create a my UAF account:
All undergraduate applicants will be expected to write an entrance examination on getting to Finland . Entrance examinations are the sole avenue to undergraduate programme at the university of Helsinki. This policy applies to all applicants both Finnish and foreign alike. Also note that this entrance examination is a written, subject related test with one or several books to read. The minimum point requirement are defined by the admissions board of the faculty.
Application period for undergraduate studies is usually between march and April. Note that the undergraduate studies are only available in Finnish or Swedish languages.
Admission period for postgraduate studies begins November and closes 31 january at 16.00 [GMT]. Please note that degree programmes have different deadlines, so you have to check deadlines from the programme webpage at www.helsinki.fi.
Fees and tuition
Universities in Finland is operating tuition free education! Education is subsidized by the state through the ministry of education, hence, students are exempted from fee payment. This also applies to the international degree students and visiting students as well.
How to apply
All admissions into Finish universities are carried out by university admissions Finland’s my UAF service. click this link to create an admission account: https://admissions.it.helsinki.fi/uaf/pages/register.jsp.
If you have any question regarding free study in Finland, feel free to ask in the comment box below.